Biology and distribution
Described from Osaka, Japan from bush. Recorded from Korea. In 2014, introduced to the Netherlands with Hydrangea plants and spread to other countries: recorded from Germany (2015) and from the United States. Living on the leaves of different plants.
Moulton D (1928) Thysanoptera of Japan: New species, notes, and a list of all known Japanese species. Annotationes zoologicae Japonensis 11: 287–337.
Palmer JM (1992) Thrips (Thysanoptera) from Pakistan to the Pacific: a review. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 61: 1–76.
Holotype ♀: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.